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Um, that’s not THE Brian Wilson’s autograph

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , on May 6, 2011 by Cardboard Icons

The Giants’ Brian Wilson is best known for his beard.  But trust me, if his first name were Leslie, he wouldn’t hear the end of it.  Check out the facsimile signature on his 2006 Topps 52 Rookie Card.

That appears to be the penning of Leslie Brian Wilson.  Who the hell is that you ask?  Just some 38-year-old guy who never made it above A ball.  Kind of amusing because Topps apparently signed some sort of contract with Leslie to have his signature on file, yet the company never made a  card of him.